Wild Turkey and Sprite Cocktail Recipe

Wild Turkey and Sprite is one of the easiest bourbon whiskey cocktails there is! Here’s how to take this drink to the next level.

Easy two-ingredient Wild Turkey and Sprite cocktail recipe tastes amazing and is so easy to make.

I really LOVE light and bright cocktails–the buzz of the bourbon and Sprite builds slowly and is easy to maintain at a humming level.

But if you like spirit-forward drinks, Wild Turkey also works perfectly with citrusy, bubbly Sprite soda.

I’ve come to appreciate this 2-ingredient bourbon and sprite cocktail. I’m mixing a Wild Turkey and Sprite. No recipe is really needed, but I’ve included one just in case below.

Why you’ll love this drink

You’ll love this Wild Turkey and Sprite drink because it’s incredibly easy and quick to make. You literally just have to pour two ingredients into an ice-filled glass!

Wild Turkey is known for its higher rye content which lends itself well to mixing with lemon-lime sodas like Sprite. The carbonation of the Sprite lightens up Wild Turkey’s strong bourbon flavor without overpowering it.

Looking for a straight simple bourbon drink? Try a Wild Turkey and Sprite! There’s something decidedly intriguing about the oaky, smoky, sweet, and spicy-ful flavor of bourbon combined with the citrus flavor of Sprite. You can mix almost any alcohol with Sprite (and I have), but for me, bourbon and Sprite is something special.

The Wild Turkey and Sprite cocktail is a deceptively simple drink. The classic mix of bourbon and Sprite is good for any time of day or any season.

Here’s a few tips for making the best version of this easy cocktail.

Related: 30+ Sprite Cocktails (Recipes)

How to make a Wild Turkey and Sprite

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy Wild Turkey and Sprite cocktail recipe:

Ingredients

  • Wild Turkey Bourbon: Of course, you’ll need Wild Turkey!
  • Sprite: Regular, Diet, and Sprite Zero all work well.
  • Ice: Wild Turkey and Sprite is served over ice.
  • Garnishes: Garnish your drink with a lemon twist, wedge, or wheel.

If you don’t have lemon, it will still be delicious. In terms of the Sprite–I generally make this with Diet Sprite, but you can also use Regular Sprite or Sprite Zero.

Serve Wild Turkey and Sprite in a highball or whiskey glass. You can also serve this drink in a mason jar for a Southern flair.

Add lemon to step it up

As you may already know: bourbon and citrus are soulmates. The sweetness of the bourbon absolutely begs for the acidity of lemon. You can add lemon in 2 ways in this drink:

  • Add ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon lemon juice. This gives it a more forward lemon flavor. I LOVE lemon, so I add up to 1 ½ tablespoons.
  • Squeeze in the juice from a lemon wedge. You can also just use your cocktail garnish for the lemon juice. The amount from 1 wedge is about 1 teaspoon, so the lemon is more of a compliment flavor here.

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Bourbon and Sprite variations

As I mentioned, you can make a “blank and Sprite” with almost any spirit! You can use the same ratio in most cases. These are great ideas for tasty but cheat and easy drinks!

Here are a few ideas to try:

  • Vodka for Vodka and Sprite
  • Any whiskey or bourbon for Whiskey and Sprite
  • Tequila for Tequila and Sprite
  • Rum for a Rum and Sprite
  • Gin for Gin and Sprite
  • Wine and Sprite
  • Crown Royal for Crown and Sprite

If you’re looking for more creative drinks to make with your bottle of Wild Turkey, I’m sharing some of my favorites 23 Wild Turkey Mixed Drinks!

Wild Turkey and Sprite recipe

Wild Turkey and Sprite Recipe – bubbly and refreshing, it only takes a minute to make!

Wild Turkey and Sprite

Course: DrinksCuisine: American
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Prep time

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Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey and Sprite Cocktail - bubbly and refreshing, it only takes a minute to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Wild Turkey Bourbon

  • 4 oz Sprite

  • ice

  • lemon wedge

Instructions

  • Pour Wild Turkey bourbon over ice.
  • Add Sprite.
  • Stir.
  • Squeeze a lemon wedge and drop it in.

Notes

  • I add extra lemon for a citrus-y boost. You can use lime instead.
  • Adjust the amount of Wild Turkey bourbon or Spite to suit your preference. I prefer a ratio of one part bourbon to four parts Sprite.

This simple drink is just the thing when you don’t have the time or ingredients to make another drink. Wild Turkey and Sprite is a delicious cocktail combination that’s so easy to make!

I hope you enjoy. Keep in mind to drink responsibly!

Wild Turkey and Sprite FAQs

What if I don’t have any Sprite?

If you’re all out of Sprite, there are several soda substitutions, including:

  • Sierra Mist
  • 7-Up
  • Fresca
  • Store brand lemon lime soda

A soda like Mountain Dew will be a lot more intense/sweet and may mask the alcohol taste a bit.

You can also use a lemon or lime seltzer water–you can stir in some simple syrup!

What is Wild Turkey and Sprite called?

There’s no official name for a Wild Turkey and Sprite cocktail. It is typically referred to as a Bourbon and Sprite.

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Cheers!

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One Comment

  1. I can’t handle whiskey purists who say you shouldn’t drink bourbon with volume mixers like Sprite. When I sip the drink, I get to decide how it tastes. Bourbon with Sprite is delicious. Mountain Dew or 7UP tastes just fine too.

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